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Thursday, April 19
Noon — 1:30 p.m.
Our Mission: A Shared Vision for the Future of Higher Education (lunch will be provided)
The symposium will begin with an overview of the most important issues and opportunities facing higher education today and will introduce a framework for an integrated and intentional approach to addressing these challenges. A panel of presidents from AASCU member
institutions will discuss the essential role that college presidents play in leading transformative change on their campuses.
Mildred García, President, American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)
James H. Roth, Chief Executive Officer and President, Huron
Soraya Coley, President, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Glenn Cummings, President, University of Southern Maine
Ramon Torrecilha, President, Westfield State University (Ma.)
Peter Stokes, Managing Director, Huron - Moderator
1:30 p.m. — 1:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m. — 2:45 p.m.
for Tomorrow’s Campus. Today.
Transformative change forward requires an intentional approach and creative thinking. During this session, the dual transformation concept and framework will be introduced and discussed in detail. When successfully executed, dual transformation identifies and optimizes an institution’s strengths while simultaneously establishing a structure for the strategic changes that will allow it to succeed in the future. This approach engages stakeholders across the entire institution around a shared vision by encouraging them to embrace the hard work of effecting change today.
Featured Speaker: David Duncan, Senior Partner, Innosight
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2:45 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Assessing the True Costs of the Academic Portfolio
Holistic academic planning is gaining in prominence as a best practice at future-facing institutions. Financial pressures compel institutions to develop a deeper understanding of their internal economy, grow revenues and approach budgeting strategically. At the same time, student
characteristics and student interest in degrees, and programs are evolving rapidly. Successful institutions integrate evidence-based understanding of the impact of all these factors — as well as institutional mission and competitive position — in devising an academic strategy built for long-term sustainability.
Andrew Laws, Managing Director, Huron
Charles Welch, President, Arkansas State University System
4:00 p.m. — 4:15 p.m.
4:15 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Resources to Support Strategic Priorities and Enable a Campus to Embrace Change
Successful transformation involves more than just “training”—it requires transparency and helping stakeholders know what’s coming so that they can adopt the change and move forward. It hinges on a strong strategy that emphasizes continuous engagement of individuals and organizations impacted, and ensures a smooth
transition between current and future states.
Featured Speaker: Phil Strzalka, Managing Director, Huron
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5:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Osteria Posto, 99 Third Ave, Waltham, MA 02451
(Transportation to/from the hotel will be provided - Meet in the hotel lobby at 5:45 p.m.)
Friday, April 20
7:30 a.m. — 8:30 a.m
8:30 a.m. — 9:30 a.m.
Collaboration Across Your Campus is Key to Enrollment & Student Success Strategies
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime growth opportunity for established market leaders. But it can also push you off your perch – and off a competitive cliff. Holding onto your lead in a fast-changing market, and building a brand new growth engine, requires foresight, courage and commitment. Learn how well
known corporations and higher education institutions have handled disruption through transformation.
Featured Speaker: Rose
Martinelli, Senior Director, Higher Education, Huron
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9:30 a.m. — 9:45 a.m.
9:45 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Group Discussions: Defining the "Jobs to be Done" in Higher Education
After a short recap of key terms and frameworks learned the day before, participants will be asked to split into groups with each group representing a persona within the higher education ecosystem e.g. students, parents, faculty, employers and state governments. Groups will work together to address three key questions and report out their discussion highlights.
10:45 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. — Noon
Defining the "Jobs to be Done" at Your Own Institution
In the second part of the discussion, participants will work independently on the same set of questions, but now in the context of their own institutions. Various participants will be invited to share their thinking and provide insights into their own stories and future plans.
Informal Discussion and Lunch